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Fly Guys debuted in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They fly around and carry items, including 1-Ups and rare Red Coins. Some of them fly back and forth in a set path, while others appear suddenly, move quickly and fly away if not hit in time.
Propeller Shy Guys sometimes appear on Yoshi's Story, carrying food that can be dropped by attacking them. Propeller Shy Guys also appear in the returning Yoshi's Island stage, reprising their background role.
Also known as Propeller Shy Guy, appear as a trophy. For whatever reason, they are just called Shy Guys.
There are many types of Shy Guys: they've been known to walk on the ground, fly through the air, traipse about on stilts, wear flowers or camouflage, throw balls, swing balls, swing bats, sail on pirate ships, carry fruit, do the Bamboo Dance, ride submarines, play guitar, play tennis, wear red, come in large or small sizes, steal people's toys, cause mischief...
As a stage element
Fly Guys reprise their role on the Yoshi's Island stage.
Fly Guys appear as rare, harmless enemies. They fly around carrying an item which changes every few seconds, and if not defeated in time they quickly fly away. They can carry food, gold and Custom Parts, which they drop when attacked.
Three Fly Guys appear in one of the Survive! Hard Challenge rooms, carrying dangerous to get bonus loot.
This enemy from the Yoshi's Island series is basically a Shy Guy with a propeller on its head. It hauls items with it as it flies, so chase it down to claim a reward. Usually it's just food, but sometimes one will have some better prizes. You could say these ones are...pretty fly for a Shy Guy. No? Never mind.
This enemy usually appears in Yoshi's Island. It's basically a Shy Guy, but with a propeller on its head sooo...you could say it's pretty fly for a Shy Guy. No? OK, then. They fly around overhead with items that you'll want to get hold of! Usually it's only food, but just sometimes they might be carrying something even better...